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A Backyard Summer Wedding

We did our first backyard summer wedding as the Arrangement Bar! It was for one of our best friends back at the beginning of June. The quaint wedding took place at a beautiful home in Highland Park, and we were so happy to give our friend the flowers of her dreams. The bride requested eucalyptus and greenery for the floral design with a touch of white blooms where the budget allowed.

For a heavy white accent, we used hydrangeas at the wedding alter and in bridesmaid’s bouquets; and for the bridal bouquet, we used white peonies, spray roses, queen ann’s lace and wax flower.

The boutonnières were made personal by wrapping them with the Bride’s Father’s old tie and then accented with copper wire.

We worked for 2 days straight learning the ins and outs of putting together flowers for a wedding. The end result reminded us how rewarding all the hard work of working with flowers can be! We make a darn good dream team and are ready to tackle the rest of the weddings we have planned this year. The only thing left is to work on our non-studio photography skills. 😉

We love you Spence! xoxo

August 1, 2017
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Garden Rose & Eucalyptus Bouquet

This bouquet is a perfect example of the saying less is more. When designing bridal bouquets there are 2 directions you can take. You can either go extravagant or simple, and because they are fresh cut flowers the outcome will always be full, lush and beautiful.

This is the definition of a simple bouquet, we only used red monster garden roses & silver dollar eucalyptus. Since the garden roses are so dense and structured we chose this less saturated and flowy eucalyptus to complement them. To accent the simplicity of the bouquet we wrapped the stems with a gorgeous, long, off-white shimmer lace. We fell in love with this mixture & can’t wait to share it with future brides!

Enjoy!

April 12, 2017
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King Protea Bouquet

We have been eyeing King Protea ever since we began this flower blog and we finally had the opportunity to use it in a bouquet and we are obsessed with how it turned out! The cool thing about this bouquet is because of the variety of stems we chose, this mixture of flowers could pair well with any style of wedding; bohemian, chic, tropical, backyard, or classic.

*This bouquet is made of protea, pincushions, traditional roses, seeded eucalyptus, baby blue eucalyptus, silver dollar eucalyptus, and wax flower.

March 29, 2017
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Romantic Bridal Bouquet

We have a few friends getting married this summer so wedding flowers are on our mind and we couldn’t be more excited! To get some practice we got together this past weekend and made a couple of our first ever bridal bouquets and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome. These were so much fun for us to create (with a vodka drink on the side of course) and while we were super proud of our first ones we definitly learned from it and feel ready to take on the real deal for our bride friends in a couple months!

We knew we wanted to do a dark romantic bouquet that was mixed with draping greens to give it a more dramatic effect. We headed to the flower market and pulled some dark blooms to use as our base. Red monster garden roses & deep purple ranunculus set the tone for the greenery we wanted to mix in with it. We picked out dollar eucalyptus, hanging pepperberry, and seeded eucalyptus and then for a little extra color we added in the amaranth.

And you can’t forget the boutonnière! With just a few pieces of these beautiful stems we were able to put together a simple, modern, and romantic boutonnière that was the perfect compliment to our big bouquet.

We hope you swoon over this beautiful bouquet of flowers just as much as we did 🙂 If you or anyone you know is getting married we are open for all wedding business.

*This bouquet is made of monster garden roses, ranunculus, dollar eucalyptus, hanging pepperberry, amaranth, and seeded eucalyptus. 

 

March 16, 2017
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Tulips & Lavender

Tulips are everywhere which means Spring is just around the corner and even though in Texas it has felt like spring the entire month February we are excited for all the amazing things that come with the season!

Time change is a big one but the most exciting for us is all the Spring flowers that are coming to the markets.  Heres a quick arrangement to get you inspired for some Spring arranging!

Tulips, Lavender, Rosemary, Baby’s Breath, & Queen Annes Lace

March 2, 2017
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Valentine’s Day Bouquet

What is the best part of Valentine’s Day for you? For us it’s definitly the flowers! (In close second are the conversation hearts). We put a unique twist on the typical V-day rose bouquet this year. Don’t get us wrong, we have a serious love affair with garden roses, but why settle for such an easy staple?

We created this bouquet with our favorites in mind, and that’s the way it should be! Flowers will definitely brighten your loved ones day, but a unique bouquet of their favorite flowers will earn you some serious brownie points. This Valentine’s Day earn the extra brownie points by spending a little extra time shopping around the 3 for $10 at Central Market, Trader Joes, or Whole Foods and put together something she will love. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but it is a thoughtful and beautiful way to fill any girl’s love tank!  

Our Valentine’s bouquet it made of : peonies, hydrangea, carnations, waxflower, white veronica, snapdragons, viburnum berries, cockscomb and seeded eucalyptus.

XOXO – The Arrangement Bar

February 9, 2017
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Peonies & Magnolia Leaves

Not only is this peony and magnolia arrangement beautiful, but the cost is low which is an added bonus! We were able to pick these leaves from a tree at a park nearby, and only needed to buy 2 bunches of peonies from the store to complete.

This arrangement is easy to put together, and when complete makes a big statement piece. The mix of green & velvety brown leaves with the different size dark pink peonies gives a great texture and variety using only 2 types of stems. With the help of some floral foam, this arrangement is easy to form into any type of vase you have on hand.

 

Happy arranging!

January 25, 2017
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Garden Rose Holiday Arrangement

This holiday we’re going to make your flower decor one less thing to stress about! This garden rose arrangement will be the perfect edition to your table center, mantel, or entryway. It will quickly give your home a lively holiday feel!

This arrangement is so quick & simple- it only involves 1 type of flower (red garden rose) and 1 type of greenery (dusty miller). These are both very easy to find right now- we got ours from Central Market.

To start find a holiday vase and cut your dusty miller to go around the rim. (We found this amazing sterling silver vase at Salvation Army for a whopping $2!) Next, add in the garden roses. We would say about 4-5 maximum for a small vase like this one. The bigger the rim of the vase, the more you will need. Floral foam is very helpful for wide rim vases if you don’t want to go crazy with a lot of flowers and greenery.

Add in some dusty miller to fill the empty spaces, and there you have it! An easy and beautiful holiday arrangement. Now all you have to focus on is all the last minute Christmas gifts you still need to get!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from TAB!

December 20, 2016
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Thanksgiving Table Setting

If you need last minute table inspiration or an early idea for next year, here is our take on a floral Thanksgiving table setting.  Spend less time stressing about your table decor, and more time with your family…. or perfecting your 2016 Thanksgiving whiskey cocktail 🙂

You don’t need an over the top elaborate setting to have a Pinterest perfect table! We made a quick trip to Central Market and found exactly what we needed to complete the holiday. A variety of peonies, hydrangeas, sunflowers, succulents and a fresh bunch of rosemary from the yard made this come together. The best tip we can give? Don’t over think your design! Less is more & with a fresh bunch of flowers, you can’t go wrong with impressing your guests.

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We have so much to be thankful for, we hope your enjoy your holiday!

Happy Thanksgiving

November 24, 2016
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Summertime Flower Arrangement

This summertime flower arrangement is perfect if you’re looking for a way to use the rest of your fresh pineapple rind. It also can add just the right touch of tropical paradise to any summer get together! Having a pineapple corer/slicer like this one makes this arrangement a lot easier to put together.

To begin, core out your pineapple- saving the fruit and juice for this delicious cocktail. Once you have your pineapple cored and drained, fit the hole to a regular size drinking glass (medium height and skinny is best, slicing out a little of the inside of the pineapple if needed), or a small cylinder vase- if you have one.

The Arrangement Bar - Summertime Flower Arrangement

The Arrangement Bar - Summertime Flower Arrangement

Choose bright colored flowers to go along with the green & yellow of the pineapple skin. You will want to buy a wide variety of flowers to fill the entire diameter of the vase. This way your arrangement will be dense, and you will not be able to see down into the core.

Arrange and cut your flowers as needed to fit the glass/vase. Be sure to trim the stems to different heights to make the arrangement balanced.

The Arrangement Bar - Summertime Flower Arrangement

Enjoy the floral and fruity fragrance, and take a sip of that cocktail for all your hard work!

September 20, 2016
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